Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays

So, are you still enjoying the holidays or are you back to the regular day-to-day? I took some vacation time so I am off work until January 5th. I am loving being lazy, sitting here in my pajamas with no plans for the day other than *maybe* going in for a haircut.
So, I was surfing the blogs again today and found this gem on the Pink Paislee site. This is gorgeous and what a great idea, I sooo have to try this! Check out their blog for better pictures and don't forget to visit their blog on January 1st for a birthday bash!

Another pagemaps card

I liked the sketch so much I made another card using some BG:


BG Sugared pop and chipboard
"Oh baby" using Cricut ( Zooballoo)
Hero Arts stamp "Old French Writing"

2 Sketches 4 You card

Here is Laura's sketch #16

Here's my card, I used K & Co (Amy Butler - Lotus) supplies:

Designer Call at Sketch This!

The chosen designers will be on the design team for 1 year. (Jan 09- Dec 09) There will be 2 teams--- 5 designers for the layout team and 5 designers for the card team. See the blog site for further details.

Do you like scraplifting?

Everybody is so crazy about sketches but one of my faves is actually scraplifting. I will browse through sites and magazines until I find a layout that grabs my attention and I will base my own layout on it. I am not one of those ladies that can pull a Picasso out of her butt on a daily basis, I need help (often) LOL. Found a website that actually challenges people to lift somebody elses creation. Check it out!!

Basic Grey Sketches/PageMaps

Here is a sketch from the PageMaps site (April 2008)

(sketch by Becky Fleck)

My layout. Not the best scan in the world but it'll do LOL. I used the Lil Scrappers August Kit (All SEI Chick-a-Doo line).

Techniques (Blog candy)

First of all, isn't this layout by Kelly Goree absolutely stunning? I *LOVE* it. I also love the technique she used on her picture, using a BW photo and then adding a splash of colour. The thing is, I have no idea how to do this. Do you use special markers, some cool software program.... I dunno.

(layout by Kelly Goree)

I would love it if you would leave a comment or link on how to do this particular technique so that I can start trying it out myself. I have Adobe PhotoShop Elements 6.0 but to be honest I haven't really used it yet, I am scared of it LOL...

I threw a couple of items together as a RAK, for those that leave a comment. I will draw a name next Sunday evening. Thanks!

Goodnight, *Heidi*


Anonymous said...

LOVE your LO & cards... gorgeous!!

Heidi... that putting colour in a b&w pic is *SO* simple.. I can walk you through it one night on msn if you want ok? :)

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work Heidi! Welcome to 2S4Y!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow! These are some really beautiful projects! Love your 2S4U card and well, everything else too!

Hanneke said...

Beautiful work!!

paper bag create said...

Well I'm no help here but totally agree I love the look of the b&w with a splash of colour! Hope you get it figured out. Smiles.

Jackie said...

Your work is fab :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow some awesome work you have here like what you did with the sketch and like those lo's.

..tina.. said...

Beautiful work! You've been busy! :)

Tamaroo said...

you do awesome work. Love it!

Cheryl Koskakura said...

Wow, your work is beautiful and I liked what you did with the 2S4U sketch!

Peet said...

Beautiful creations!!!Great take on Laura's sketch!

Anonymous said...

Awesome designs... love your blog!!! ....HUGS...SK...:)

AUsome mom said...

Hi Heidi!! I clicked over to your blog from 2S4U and I'm so glad I did! Your work is just beautiful! Love your take on Laura's sketch this week. I haven't had time to get to mine yet, but after tomorrow I'm off work for 6 days!!! I'm with ya on the black/white photo thing. I have Photoshop Elements too and I am also afraid of it. I've dabbled in it a little bit, but there is so much to learn. Anyway, love your work and your blog! I'm over at http://dianasausomecreationsetc. Come visit when you can. Smiles and hugs....

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful layout! I hope you figure out how to do it and share the results with us. Thanks....MollyK. Barry at

Katie said...

Love your work :) Your 2 Sketches card is so yummy....I LOVE that paper!!

Happy New Year!

Eveline said...

I did the B/W thingy with a bit of color once, but I got there by accident, no use asking me. But the result is stunning.
Love your cards.